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Course Outline / Curriculum
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To begin the day, we will look at how changes in organizations have affected teams.
Types of Teams
During this session, we will define the word "team." We will also look at some different team models, including traditional teams, task forces, and cyber teams.
This session will look at some of the benefits and pitfalls of teams. We will also establish some team norms: ground rules that a team can use to help them work together.
One way of looking at team development is the TORI model. Participants will experience this model through a fun exercise.
Richard Beckhart said in 1972 that there are four activities a group should perform on a regular basis if they desire to grow into a team. Since researchers today still agree on these four activities, we will spend some time exploring each activity.
The Four Stages of Team Development
Every group of people, whether they are a team or just a group working together, grows and evolves. We will spend this session looking at Tuckman and Jensen's four stages of team development: forming, storming, norming, and performing.
The twelve characteristics of effective teams were developed by Glenn Parker, who has devoted his whole life's work to studying teams. We will discuss each of them in detail through a combination of lectures, small group work, and case studies.
Glenn Parker Team Survey
During this session, participants will complete a survey constructed by Glenn Parker. This survey will help participants identify their team player style. Participants will then work in small groups to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their style.
The Trust/Relationship Model
We will look at how trust impacts relationships through a lecture and small group work.
This session will examine two types of thinking: lateral and vertical. We will also look at how these thinking models affect creativity.
The Six Thinking Hats
During this session, we will discuss Edward De Bono's six thinking hats. Then, we will explore how these hats can help us in a team environment.
Team Shaping Factors
First, we will discuss the four factors that shape a team during a lecture. Then, participants will apply the knowledge to a case study.
This session will demonstrate a key point of problem solving: you can't fix it if you don't know what is broken!
Exploration, Analysis, and Evaluation
Team problem solving needs a three-phase approach: exploration, analysis, and evaluation. We will look at this model through a combination of lectures and group work.
Other Problem-Solving Techniques
During this session, we will look at some other key problem solving tools, including the fishbone technique, the lasso, and force field analysis.
This session will look at some common problems that teams face and some recommended solutions.
Solving conflict in a positive way is key for building a strong team. This session will look at types of conflict and tips for resolving conflict. Participants will also take part in a role play to demonstrate the concepts learned.
Performing an analysis of the team's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats can be a great measuring stick. We will discuss how to perform such an analysis, and then participants will work in small groups to complete a case study.
Developing Team Action Plans
To wrap up the day, we will look at some planning tools that teams can use to help them grow and improve, including improvement plans and action plans.
At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and talk with the trainer.
Schedule Dates and Booking
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Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule
a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the
button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates
interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit
your paid booking.
Should you need this course urgently, the following options are
Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will
schedule the course as soon as possible.
If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate
a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended
learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with
some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what
your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have
paid for 3 delegates at least.
For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport,
consider the Gautrain.
Take the Gautrain to the Malboro station.
Purchace a R15 ticket for the Woodlands Office Park Shuttle Service.
The shuttle will come directly down Western Service road.
Ask to be dropped at the entrace to Western Woods Office Park.
For more information you can download
the official Gautrain brochure.
Bringing your own PC
It is very important that you have full administrator rights to your
computer so that any software needed for the course can be installed
Please ensure that you arrive at least 30min early on the first day
of training in order to get your PC setup correctly.
If this is not possible then it will be better to make use of our